Striped Skirt + Coral Tank = Summer Dress Substitute

Given that my wardrobe needs to be as schizophrenic as my life, after years of living in dresses, I now crave the versatility of separates. So, I am challenging myself to a little experiment. For occasions that would typically have me slipping on a dress, I am working to build an equally appropriate look with, you guessed it, separates. 

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Thisskirt (under $50!) is great because you get the nautical effect but in a flattering way, thanks to the v-orientation of the stripes on the peplum. 

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 Coral just feels like summer, and while my Vera Wang Princess for Kohls top is no longer available, this silk racerback tank gives that same pop of color and actually may end up being more year-round wearable, perfect for under a navy blazer come fall.

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Bundling statement bracelets feels heavy right now, so I have taken to mixing and matching random delicate bangles. This trio features a monogram style from C.Wonder and other assorted finds fromBaublebar

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An oversized chain link necklace is just something you need to have- and let me recommend this amazing (and on sale!) rose gold version.